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First ever trans-boundary tiger survey between India and Nepal

18 September 2014

The governments of Nepal and India have released the results of their first ever trans-boundary tiger survey.  Carried out between November 2012 and June 2013, the survey covered an area of around 5300 km2 and documents the movement of tigers between forests in India and Nepal based on camera trap data.  A total of 239 individual adult tigers were identified from camera trap photos. This survey highlighted the importance of the protected areas and the connecting habitat corridors for tigers, and identifies key interventions needed to secure the future of tigers in this landscape.  Read First ever trans-boundary tiger survey between India and Nepal

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Groups with 11m supporters call on David Cameron to lead at UN Climate Summit

16 September 2014

The UK’s leading environmental and development groups have been joined by the IKEA Group, the National Trust, Unilever and the Women’s Institute in calling on David Cameron to speak out at the UN Climate Summit in New York next Tuesday.  Read Groups with 11m supporters call on David Cameron to lead at UN Climate Summit

WWF welcomes today’s report from the Environmental Audit

16 September 2014

WWF welcomes today’s report from the Environmental Audit Committee on the Environmental Scorecard for this Government and in particular the call from the Committee for an ‘Office for Environmental Responsibility’. Read WWF welcomes today’s report from the Environmental Audit

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IWC governments to decide future of scientific whaling

16 September 2014

Portoroz, Slovenia, 15 September 2014 – The 89 member countries of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) this week are expected to debate measures to tighten a treaty loophole that has allowed the killing of more than 10,000 whales under the banner of scientific research. The likely-fractious discussions come after a judgment by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in March that declared Japan’s “scientific whaling” programme to be nothing more than a thinly-veiled commercial hunt.  Read IWC governments to decide future of scientific whaling

UNITED IN MANIFESTO ASK FOR UK SEAS

15 September 2014

As the Government’s response to the Environmental Audit Select Committee’s Marine Protected Area inquiry is published today, 19 organisations have come together on the actions needed to help UK seas recover. Read UNITED IN MANIFESTO ASK FOR UK SEAS

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Governments review progress four years into historic tiger goal

12 September 2014

September 10th, Kuala Lumpur:   Senior government officials from the 13 tiger range countries (TRC) will meet in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 13-16 September 2014, to review progress towards their joint goal to double the number of wild tigers by 2022, known as Tx2.  Read Governments review progress four years into historic tiger goal

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Living Planet Centre opens for Heritage Open Day

10 September 2014

This Saturday, 13th September 2014, WWF’s Woking home the Living Planet Centre will open its doors to the public as part of a national event which takes place every September. During the day there will be an exhibition on the story of the new building as well as the opportunity to see the architect’s model of the building, boards from the design and planning process and materials from the building. Hopkins Architects, responsible for the design of the Living Planet Centre, will be giving a talk on the process from design to completion. Read Living Planet Centre opens for Heritage Open Day

WWF welcomes news that PM to attend UN Climate Summit in New York.

10 September 2014

On hearing the news that Number 10 have confirmed that the Prime Minister will be participating in this important UN Climate Summit in New York, the CEO of WWF-UK, David Nussbaum said: Read WWF welcomes news that PM to attend UN Climate Summit in New York.

Meeting carbon budgets will strengthen UK economy

10 September 2014

A new report from Cambridge Econometrics in collaboration with Pr Paul Ekins of University College London shows that meeting the first four carbon budgets would be economically beneficial for the UK, with net increases in GDP, levels of employment and average household income.  Professor Paul Ekins of UCL is available for media interviews in London. Read Meeting carbon budgets will strengthen UK economy

Call on Welsh Ministers to change law as Overshoot Day falls even earlier

15 August 2014

It’s taken just eight months for humanity to use the resources that nature provides in a year, according to a global think-tank.
Read Call on Welsh Ministers to change law as Overshoot Day falls even earlier

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